SP 3 - Animal husbandry (WP 3)

By analysing the livestock husbandry systems together with competing (community forests / national park) and complementary (intensive gardening) land use alternatives, this subproject addresses a number of ESS/F. Subproject 3 aims at a spatially explicit quantification of plant species selection, feed and nutrient intake as well as excretion of cattle and goat herds across a regional gradient of altitude and vegetation types. Moreover, grazing management strategies for goats and cattle are to be developed that utilize the precarious vegetation resources in a sustainable way without compirising livestock keepers’livelihoods.